MERLIN ROCKET FORUM

Topic : Better not have that last pint in the Fortescue!

The government has just announced that they will be introducing a new 'drink-drive' law applying to all boats. Skippers of boats under 7 metres which are CAPABLE of a max. speed of more than 7 knots and who are convicted of having more than 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood could be fined up to 5000 or spend 2 years in jail. The law will be enforced by the rather sinister sounding 'Marine Officials'

Using the old formula of 1.4 x the square root of it's waterline length a Merlin Rocket can't do more than about five and a half knots can it!

P.S. The govt. is also proposing to reduce the amount of alcohol allowed in a car driver's blood to 50/100.


Posted: 15/06/2007 13:04:13
By: Robert Harris.
50/100 that's half isn't it. So eight pints of blood thats four pints of alcohol.

Sounds alot to me;)


Posted: 15/06/2007 16:24:28
By: Nigel 3280
If this rule applies to skippers, I guess the crews will just have to do the drinking for both...

Ho hum, just another sacrifice we are prepared to make..

GGGGGGGG


Posted: 15/06/2007 16:27:00
By: Measurement Man
Judging from rumours, I thought they already did!


Posted: 15/06/2007 16:32:27
By: Keelhauler
Crews will have to drink for 4 then


Posted: 15/06/2007 18:13:45
By: Crew
Sorry Nigel,

1 milligram is (roughly) equivament to 1 micro litre (you're 1000 times out!)

Colin


Posted: 15/06/2007 18:43:53
By: Colin
4000 pints!

Wow


Posted: 15/06/2007 21:49:55
By: Nigel 3280

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